I was in Nariobi for a week and decided to splurge on eating out.

My Favorites

  • Mama Rocks
    • Great burgers and shakes, lots of locations
  • Silk Noodles
    • Authentic Chinese noodle soups
  • Taco 253
    • Great tacos at the Village Market
  • The Arbor Place
    • Their menu rotates. I had great Malaysian food when I went
  • Cheka
    • Tasty Japanese stir fries, no vegetarian ramen though 😦
  • Kesh Kesh Cafe
    • Delicious Eritrean food
  • Habesha
    • Classic Ethiopian. Jess says it’s an institution in Nariobi

Maybe we’ll add these to Harry’s list when he’s tried them.

Eric and I went to visit the Kisumu Railway station today.


It was originally built in 1901 but is no longer in use.

A few enterprising businesses moved in.

One was a restaurant on the train platform.


Another is a bar that’s being built in the central building.

It’s a terrific venue so I’m delighted to see the space being reclaimed.

I learned about Insomnia from Vinay.

Insomnia makes sending REST requests really easy to manage, so you don’t have to store a whole bunch of curl commands.

It’s very similar to Postman (also an excellent requests manager).

Harry would probably tell me there’s an emacs mode for this.

I bet that emacs mode doesn’t have a punny name.

I went to see the Elgon Cup yesterday at Mamboleo .

My boda driver took a less-traveled route so I was surprised to see tents suddenly pop up after long stretches of wild grass.


The venue was awesome. You could go right up to the field!


I’d watched a lot of American football growing up, but never rugby. I had no idea what was happening.


Music blasted from the a stage during intermission and half time.

Final score:

Uganda Lady Cranes 13 – Kenya Lionesses 44

Uganda Cranes 16 – Kenya Simbas 13